Hulk Hogan’s shoe has been returned, and the woman who took it said she ‘did a stupid thing’ according Inquisitr.com.
The Clearwater Police Department had been investigating the theft of Hogan’s white wrestling boot, which he had worn at one point and later autographed. The boot was estimated at a value of $5,500, according to a press release from the police department.
The shoe, which had been taken Sunday and only discovered to be missing two days later when employees checked the videotapes of the cameras, had been taken in what might have been a coordinated heist, said police.
The press release from the Clearwater Police Department reads, “Four white females – possibly from Michigan on spring break -- came into Hogan’s Beach Shop at 5:16 p.m. Four minutes later, a large statue of Hogan fell over outside the premises, and store workers were temporarily distracted. That’s when the theft occurred.”
The woman caught on camera was heavyset, in her 50s, and wearing a pink T-shirt, white shorts, and flip flops. She had light brown hair and blonde highlights.
The Michigan woman spoke with police over the phone and arranged to have the boot returned to the store by people she had met in Clearwater. She had already returned to Michigan.
Police have not filed charges but the investigation is ongoing. Because the value of the boot is $5,500, possible charges that could be filed would be felony retail theft, according to the police press release.
Meanwhile, Hulk Hogan plans to return to WWE—not as a wrestler, but as a host.
Vince McMahon said in a statement, “We are thrilled that Hulk Hogan has returned home to WWE. It’s fitting to have him help us celebrate 30 years of WrestleMania and usher in a new era with the launch of WWE Network.”